Master Gichin Finakoshi – founder of the Shotokan karate

Gichin Funakoshi was born in Shuri at 1868. Funakoshi is the founder of the Shotokan Karate and considered the father of the modern karate. Gichin Funakoshi have brought the Karate from Okinawa to the mainland Japan in 1922. Funakoshi have trained in two styles that were popular at that time: Shorin-Ryu and Shurei-Ryu. He have been teaching in several Japanese…

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Master Hidateka Nishiyama – founder of the Traditional Karate

Hidateka Nishiyama was born in Tokyo in 1928. At age of five he started to practice Kendo that followed by several years of practicing Judo. At the year of 1943, he started to practice Shotokan karate under the master Gichin Funakoshi and reached the level of Sho-dan (1st Dan) in three years. In 1951 he was one of the founders…

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Israeli national team’s achievements

Israeli national team’s achievements Oct-2016: Traditional Karate World Cup – Five medals to the Israeli national traditional karate team Gilad Rokah – Fukugo– Gold medal Mia Rokah – Individual Kata – Silver medal Naama Kapeta – Individual Kata – Bronze medal Naama Kapeta / Alex Kurtz / Mia Rokah – Team Kata – Bronze medal Ela Chibotero – Individual Kata…

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Committees and functions in ITKO

Administration Board: Moshe Rokah – Chair Eitan Akirov Itamar Bartov Shlomo Dushi Tzvika Weiss Reuven Sharf Assaf Dekel Liat Rokah   General assembly: General assembly of ITKO held at least once a year, and includes all members of the organization. During general assembly, the members approve the financial records, reports from the auditing committee. The members are presented with the…

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